BERRY (VETERAN CSA), JOHN D - Sebastian County, Arkansas | JOHN D BERRY (VETERAN CSA) - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

John D BERRY (VETERAN CSA)

Oak Cemetery
Sebastian County,
Arkansas

CSA
Company A Harrell's Battalion Arkansas Cavalry
Civil War Confederate
Death date unknown

*Obituary
Benton County Democrat
Thursday, July 6, 1905

BERRY, John D. - {from The Ft. Smith Elevator} Capt. John D. Berry, a well-known citizen of Ft. Smith, died suddenly at his residence in the eastern part of the city last Friday evening from heart disease. He was sitting on the side of his bed reading a paper when the final summons came and death was almost instantaneous. He had been in bad health for more than a year and although his death was not unexpected the suddenness with which it came was a shock to his family and friends. His funeral services were held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at his late residence, Drs. Waldrip and Wright officiating. Captain Berry was born in Jackson, Ala. in 1839. In 1848, with his parents, he moved to Carroll county, Ark. and subsequently to Ozark, which was his home for many years. At the outbreak of the war between the States he joined the Confederate army, serving until the end, making a good record as a soldier. During Cleveland's second administration he had charge of the federal jail at this city during most of the time Col. G.J. Crump was marshal. Some time after retiring from this position he was appointed to a position on the Dawes Commission. This he held for five or six years, or until failing health caused his retirement. Surviving him are a widow and four children - the latter being Mrs. McClain, Carl and Dick Berry of Ft. Smith, and a daughter who lives in California. He also leaves a brother, Senator James H. Berry of Bentonville, and a sister, Mrs. A.J. Forrest of Ozark. Capt. Berry was full of noble traits. He was kind hearted, generous, with an eye always toward the bright side of life and a spirit whose greatest gratification was in giving pleasure to others.

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Submitted: 9/11/08 • Approved: 5/26/12 • Last Updated: 9/21/12 • R55404-G0-S3

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